Raymond Head - sheet music

Wind Orchestra

Score and set of parts £49.50 Buy


Picc: Flt 1, 2: ob 1, 2: cl 1, 2: bass clr: bsn 1, 2(opt): alto sax 1, 2(opt): ten sax: bar sax: trpt 1 -3(in Bflat): horn (in F) 1 - 4: trb 1, 2: btrb: euph: tuba : string bass(opt): timp: perc 1 -3

........Head works with a diatonic harmonic language that will be enjoyable for players and audience alike and the work is certainly attainable for bands of Grade 3 standard..tuttis intersect with the longer chamber music passages... these chamber  music passages are marked solo and will require players to perform with confidence.... Peter Meechan Winds July 2011

US grade 3

First performed by Hertfordshire Wind Sinfonia, conductor Mark Eager, April 2011.

Score and set of parts £48.00 Buy

Three Imaginary Scenes

Karnak; ...and suddenly I saw the sun...; Dance.
For junior wind orchestra: picc; flt 1,2; ob; Bb cl 1,2,3; b.cl; alto sax; tenor sax; baritone sax; bsn; hrn in F (hrn in Eb optional); tpt 1,2 in Bb; trb 1,2; euph in Bb; tuba; string bass; timp; perc 1-3.

US grades 2-3. Approximately 7 minutes.

First Public Performance at James Allen School, London, 5 November 2007, conductor Mr Leigh O'Hara. Played at the Music For You course held at Bicton College, Sidmouth, Devon in August 2007, conductor Guy Woolfenden.

This work has been admirably tailored to suit the developing player. Winds Magazine, Autumn 2007.

Extract from Scene 3: Dance:
Score and set of parts £110.00 Buy

Touching Eurydice

For large wind orchestra: picc; flt 1,2; ob 1,2; Eb cl; Bb cl 1,2,3; b.cl; alto sax 1,2; tenor sax; baritone sax; bsn 1,2; trp 1,2; hrn in F 1-4; tenor trb 1,2; bass trb; euph in Bb 1, 2(optional); tuba; db; timp; perc 1-6.

US grades 4-5. Approximately 9 minutes.

Commissioned by Keith Allen for Birmingham Symphonic Winds. First performance at the CBSO Centre, Birmingham, June 2004. Also performed by the National Youth Wind Orchestra, Birmingham Conservatoire Wind Orchestra conducted by Guy Woolfenden, Hertfordshire County Youth Wind Orchestra and Vestidens Musikkorps, Norway.

An audio CD featuring a performance of this work by the Hertfordshire Wind Sinfonia is available from Prima Facie / ASC records. The performance can be heard on YouTube.

An excellent addition to the repertoire - try it! Robert Parker, Winds Magazine.